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There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$119 - $230

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Bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple National Express

$74 - $97

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station 155

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple 211.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly London Gatwick to Bristol, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bristol (BRS) LGW - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$113 - $373

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple

$95 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Barnstaple via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Barnstaple via Reading and Exeter St Davids. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Barnstaple is 170 miles. The road distance is 211.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple without a car is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs £90 - £180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs £90 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £75 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple.
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  • Distance: 170 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Barnstaple, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple via Reading and Exeter St Davids in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 6 h 46 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Inverness
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Grenoble
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Aurigny
Website
aurigny.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bristol via Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
CrossCountry
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Prison to Barnstaple, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Stagecoach South West

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There is no direct flight from London Gatwick Airport to Bristol Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Barnstaple station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Barnstaple.

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Aurigny, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bristol Airport.

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